Abraham Lincoln's New Salem Photos

Abraham Lincoln moved to New Salem, IL in 1830 at the age of 21. There Lincoln worked as a store clerk while teaching himself law. He left New Salem permanently in 1837 to take up law & service in the state assembly in nearby Springfield. Today, New Salem has been recreated by the state as an open air museum.

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Second Berry Lincoln store where Abraham Lincoln taught himself law. New Salem, IL.Recreated log cabins of town where Lincoln's spent teen years. New Salem, IL.Miller-Kelso cabin & blacksmith shop. New Salem, IL.Cooper shop, the only original structure returned to site of Lincoln's youth. New Salem, IL.
Second Berry Lincoln store where Abraham Lincoln taught himself law. New Salem, IL. On National Register.Recreated log cabins of town (c1820s) where Lincoln's spent teen years. New Salem, IL.Miller-Kelso cabin & blacksmith shop. New Salem, IL.Cooper shop, the only original structure returned to site of Lincoln's youth. New Salem, IL.
Painting of New Salem, boyhood home Abe Lincoln near town of Springfield in Illinois State Capitol. Springfield, IL.Tableau of Lincoln as young man clerking in New Salem store at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Springfield, IL.

Painting of New Salem, boyhood home Abe Lincoln near town of Springfield in Illinois State Capitol. Springfield, IL.Tableau of Lincoln as young man clerking in New Salem store at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Springfield, IL.


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